The Museum of Architecture’s popular annual exhibition the Gingerbread City is back. Now in its sixth year, the exhibition champions sustainable design ideas whilst putting an exciting new twist on the traditional gingerbread house.
This year, participating architects were challenged to craft miniature cities in one of five different climate zones: Polar, Continental, Temperate, Dry and Tropical. Our London studio took up the task and have designed and built their own composition.
Titled ‘Honeycomb Houses’, our entry is a collection of terrace houses, a community greenhouse and a ski slope. Included in the design are integrated fish drying facilities, which help to form a self-sufficient Arctic community for researchers and visitors.
By asking participants to design and build in one of five different climate zones, the exhibition challenges architects to address why we need to change our thinking about how we build around the world. As a result of taking factors such as local resources and the environment into account, it allows us to think about how we can act on the current climate crisis.
Organised annually by the Museum of Architecture, the exhibition takes place on Motcomb Street, Belgravia, and is open to the public until the 2nd January. The Gingerbread City supports a grant-giving fund, launched by MoA in 2019 to support projects that better engage the public with architecture.
You can book exhibition tickets here: Buy Tickets for The Gingerbread City 2022 – The Gingerbread City® 2022 – 6-7 Motcomb Street, Multiple dates and times (tickettailor.com)